Home Based Care Services (HBCS)

HBCS helps adult with disabilities to live in the community and support caregivers in their caregiving role.

Overview of Programme

HBCS provides alternative care support for adults with disabilities, with the aim of keeping them in the community for as long as possible. HBCS provide services such as therapy, personal hygiene care, housekeeping and medication reminders.

HBCS is suitable for adults with disabilities who lack the functional or cognitive ability to perform any of the Home-based Care Services components.

SG Enable provides referral to government-aided HBCS providers in Singapore.

Who Can Apply

Applicants should be:

1. 16 years old and above#^

2. Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents1

3. Diagnosed with congenital disabilities of the following nature:

    • Physical
    • Intellectual (IQ level of less than 70)
    • Sensory (Hearing/Visual impairment)
    • Developmental (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder)
    • A combination of two or more of the above

​​*Applicants with acquired disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

4. Assessed to require assistance in his/her Activity of Daily Living (ADL) or Instrumental Activity of Daily Living (IADL), and lack the functional or cognitive ability to perform any of the Home-based Care Services components.

Applicants may not be eligible for any of the following reasons:

    • They have untreated infectious diseases
    • They are suffering from serious psychotic disorders and/or serious behavioural problems that require them to be under close individual supervision or nursing care.

Applicants should require six hours of HBCS, including at least 45 or 75 minutes of therapy services per week, based on their Individual Care Plan2 (ICP).

#Special needs children of SPED School-going age should be encouraged and assisted to remain in School for as long as possible. Parents of SPED graduands may approach their School to discuss the transition plans of the children prior graduating from School. 

^Persons with disabilities who are below age 21 would need the consent of parents or legal guardians for their application.

1 For Permanent Residents, at least one immediate family member, i.e. parent or sibling, must be a Singapore Citizen.

2 ICP would be developed by the service providers with inputs from applicant and their caregiver after the screening assessment.

How to Apply

Please approach a social worker from a touchpoint (e.g. Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO), hospital, etc.) for assistance in submitting an application for HBCS.

Submission of applications to SG Enable by Social Workers (Online or Hard copy)

  1. Online submission (Recommended)
    Log into e-Services using your SingPass or CorpPass
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    If required, you may download the forms below for use:


  2. Hard copy submission
    Download the application form, print and send together with the required documents

    By Post
    SG Enable - Adult Disability Services
    20 Lengkok Bahru
    Singapore 159053

    By Email

    By Fax
    +65 6226 2366

Upon receiving the referral, SG Enable will contact you to provide information to help you make an informed decision on your choice of service.

Acceptance into the programme at the preferred home is subject to the availability of vacancies and approval of the respective home management.

Application Processing Time

SG Enable will contact you within 10 working days upon receiving the completed application forms from the touchpoint. SG Enable will also update the social worker who assisted in the application on the status of the application.

More Information

For more information about Home Based Care Services, please visit our frequently asked questions page.

To learn more about the Home Based Care Services provided by different organisations, please download the Home Based Care Services Service Matrix (PDF).

To check your application status, click here

Have additional enquiries? Contact SG Enable.